Lincoln’s online offerings recognised in worldwide awards

05 December 2022 | News

Lincoln University’s online learning initiative, Lincoln Connected, has won two platinum awards at the prestigious LearnX awards.

The awards, announced last week, recognise achievement across multiple fields within learning, development, and talent management across the corporate, education and public-service sectors worldwide.

The platinum award for Best Learning and Talent Development, Hybrid Learning, was given jointly to Lincoln and Otago Universities for an online collaboration, a lab on Plant Flammability Zoomed live to a 3rd year Plant Ecology class at the latter institution.

It is shared between Lincoln’s Associate Professor Tim Curran, who presented the lesson via his plant barbeque with assistance from Dr Azhar Alam, the Lincoln University Education Media Unit of Mitch Adair and Charlotte Crone, the Lincoln Connected Online Team and Otago University’s Professor Kath Dickinson, as well as its Econferencing team.

The Lincoln Connected Team claimed the second platinum award for Best Learning Model Online "for the theoretical framework, design elements and creation of Online courses".

The LearnX Award is an online annual event that acknowledges innovative workforce learning and showcases projects and solutions that deliver best practices and business value.

Lincoln Connected was established in 2019 to provide a technology-enabled learning ecosystem that promotes excellence and success in online education and learning. The team works with academics to develop online programmes, as well as offering online student support and pastoral care programmes​.

Through Lincoln Connected, the university offers a range of online options helping people to study and nurture their potential in a way that fits into their lives. Students can learn in their own time, at home or in a location of their choosing, either full-time or part-time.

Find out more here.

Image: Platinum award winners Associate Professor Tim Curran (Lincoln University) and Dr Azhar Alam teaching the University of Otago class from the Lincoln campus.